CM Magazine is the flagship quarterly publication of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and for more than 30 years has served as the leading source of in-depth coverage of industry news, issues, information, education and best practices for condominium management professionals and service providers.
CM Magazine has a printed circulation of 7,000+ per issue and a digital circulation of approximately 400 views per issue. The audience consists of Condominium Managers, Condominium Management Companies, Industry Services & Trades Providers, and Condominium Boards.
Article submission is not open to the general public. ACMO members in good standing may contribute articles. From time to time we will reach out to the broader condominium industry and request articles from non-members and other industry experts (e.g. government partners, educational partners, legal experts), if the subject matter requires a distinctive perspective that cannot be addressed by an individual ACMO member or company.
To learn more about writing for CM Magazine, see our Editorial Guidelines.
As a condo manager, I’ve worked with my share of personalities – misogynistic, maniacal, narcissistic, bullies, complainers, social climbers, aristocratic, etc. – and that doesn’t even capture what we have met head-on with boards. But condo managers are not allowed to talk about that.
November 1, 2022, marked a dubious milestone for Ontario condominium corporations, their unit owners, directors and the professionals who manage, counsel and service them.
For many managers, the job is anything but simple. Despite being technical experts in their fields, the hardest part of the job for many managers is putting up with the people – and politics – that make up their day-to-day work lives.
Large corporations and Government officials consistently implement diversity policies and raise awareness to bridge the gap to give women equal opportunities amidst unspoken red tape. The equality that should have been natural requires policy introductions for reiteration. That is the reality now.
It takes a special kind of person to become a condominium manager. Not only are managers expected to know something about everything, from condo law to plumbing, but they are also often caught in the middle between owners and boards and seen as the “bad guy.”
When it comes to designing the exterior of a condominium property, landscaping is typically the last consideration even though it can take up the better part of a city block with a value of tens of millions of dollars.
Diversity in the context of condo management has multiple dimensions. From condo organizations to condo boards, from managers to residents and all stakeholders in between, each has their own sensitivities and challenges regarding embracing diversity.
As a condominium manager, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities you or the industry will face in 2020?
We are featuring each of ACMO’s four decades in CM Magazine this year. Here are highlights from Decade Four:
In 1977, a small group of volunteers realized the growing need for a single source of information for the province’s early condominium managers and condo owners. The idea for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario was conceived.
We are featuring each of ACMO's four decades in our CM magazine this year. Here are highlights from Decade Two.
The Annual Condominium Conference is the showcase educational and networking event for the condominium industry in Ontario. Every year the conference continues to grow in stature. As you can see by our photo spread on pages 48–49, this is reflected in consistent increases in attendance by condominium managers and directors, in trade show participation by suppliers and professionals, and in the interest shown by speakers.
ACMO is 40 Decade Three: Steady Growth Continues 1998–2007
The cornerstone of ACMO is education. Since its inception in 1977, the focus of ACMO’s board of directors has been to educate new and seasoned condominium managers so that these information-hungry individuals could carry out their duties on a professional level.
It was back in 1984 that the first class of seventeen RCMs graduated with their hard-earned Registered Condominium Manager designation.